Recipe: Almond Vanilla Latte Smoothie
You may have heard of phytic acid as a “mineral reducer,” and this is very true. Eating raw nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes can prevent your body from absorbing some of the minerals from your food.
But phytic acid has another side too. It has some health benefits.
Read on to find out the real deal on phytic acid (and what exactly phytic acid is, if you have never heard of it), and how to reduce it in your diet (if you still want to). Not to mention an amazingly delicious summer latte that uses soaked almonds.
Recipe (soaked almonds): Almond Vanilla Latte Smoothie
¼ cup almonds, soaked overnight & rinsed
½ cup coconut milk
½ cup strong coffee, cold (or chai tea if you prefer)
½ banana, frozen
1 tsp vanilla extract
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until almonds are smooth.
Add ice, if desired
Serve & enjoy!
Tip: By using soaked almonds, they tend to blend up smoother than hard and crunchy dry almonds do.
To your health!